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Oh man, I read the title and was about to write you an essay on WHY I walk my
Chihuahua! :lol: ...too funny, I was really planning on giving you my "three times
per day...a must for physical and mental stimulation..." speech. ;)
 

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We get this a lot. Especially when the weather isn't great. We have even been told it is cruel to walk Chihuahua's and that 'they aren't called handbag dogs for nothing'. The mind boggles! I just point out that just because they are small dogs, it doesn't mean they aren't dogs LOL.
 

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That is funny! As soon as I can get a decent harness for Cricket, I'm leash training her happy butt. Then she won't have an excuse not to walk lol.
 

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I live in a rural country community. Most dog owners out here have extremely large dogs and are not really used to little ones like Toby. When I walk Toby in the morning, especially, I get strange looks from everyone from the kids at the bus stops to my neighbors to people driving by in their cars. People tell me that because his mouth is open from walking/regulating his temperature I am torturing him and working him to hard. They say he is obviously exhausted. I always say no, he has water breaks. He's smiling- having fun. They think I'm nuts for taking my "fragile" dog for walks near some local hills. It gets annoying having to constantly explain... I even was told I was cruel once. That was a bit hurtful... meanwhile, it was by my neighbors daughter that feeds her Min Pin Purina and lets her drive down the street with her head hanging out the window. I even get comments from employees at the pet supply store because I let him walk, even when there are big dogs in the store.

People amaze and disturb me sometimes. Keep doing what you want to do Pastel. You are a good doggy mommy :)
 

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I just thought it was funny this lady was walking by and said, oh... you walk your chihuahuas? gave me an awkward smile and walked off :)
She was rather polite. To be fair, FILA's tongue was hanging out to the ground and she looked exhausted.
 

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Oh man, I read the title and was about to write you an essay on WHY I walk my
Chihuahua! :lol: ...too funny, I was really planning on giving you my "three times
per day...a must for physical and mental stimulation..." speech. ;)
I really don't have a place to walk them right now so we have to drive to the park (we try to make it once a day)

Can't wait until we move!!! :(
Once I finally have a place of my own, I think I could do 2x a day! I don't think I could do 3x :S
 

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Well, at least she wasn't mean. Just surprised. I don't get the shock- Chihuahuas ARE dogs, aren't they? Tongue to the ground = good walk and tired, behaved pup.
 

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I'm rather proud of Nike lately. She's still a bit nervous walking around people, but she wont go dashing the other way anymore :)
FILA does circles around Nike and me and tangles the leash. She's still a bit rambunctious. (I know I know I need to be a little more firm)
 

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I get the poor thing comments sometimes when I walk Daisy. One time I took Daisy and rocki for a walk and one of my neighbors asked if Daisy was able to keep up and if Rocki stampeed over Daisy. I will admit I got tangled a bit but once they got the rythem it was pretty good.

If you have a yard, play catch with them, chase them around. Just play with them. That seems to work with my dogs since I'm not always able to take them for a walk.
 

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People in Sweden walk their dogs no matter what their size, sun or snow, so people are never surprised that Gemma is out walking. She just gets tons of attention for looking cute!
I've seen a lot of Chihuahuas out walking even in the winter here and they seem to love it still.
 

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For me, walking the dogs is a BIG chore!!! :eek:

Sometimes I take two at a time - so I take three walks.

Sometimes I take one at a time.....6 walks!!!!

Sometimes I walk three and put three in the stroller.

Sometimes I walk three, then two, then one.

Somttimes I just walk Archie and play with the others in the yard.

But I did not walk a dog today or yesterday.....it's been close to 100 degrees outside and I'd rather not subject them to that.

How on earth did I ever end up with 6 dogs??????????!!!!!!!!! LOL....
 

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For me, walking the dogs is a BIG chore!!! :eek:

Sometimes I take two at a time - so I take three walks.

Sometimes I take one at a time.....6 walks!!!!

Sometimes I walk three and put three in the stroller.

Sometimes I walk three, then two, then one.

Somttimes I just walk Archie and play with the others in the yard.

But I did not walk a dog today or yesterday.....it's been close to 100 degrees outside and I'd rather not subject them to that.

How on earth did I ever end up with 6 dogs??????????!!!!!!!!! LOL....
LOL man, i think walking these 2 did it for me.
 

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I don't think I could handle more than two. I used to have five dogs but we had a huge yard that they could do laps in all day. Now, I am living with my parents and their yard isn't fenced... and in August I move to an apartment. I don't want more than two. Six is intense!!!
 

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Nobody round here is surprised I walk my Chi's. Although I have had other toy breed owners look at me in shock when they find out I take them to popular dog walking fields and let them run about off lead with other dogs!! I dont see any reason they cant be around other dogs with some sensible precautions, its good for their socialisation after all!:D
 
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